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William Fitzgerald Kenney

William Fitzgerald Kenney, American lawyer. Bar: California 1961., United States Supreme Court, 1971. Named to Self Storage Association Hall of Fame, 2010.


  • Kenney, William Fitzgerald was born on November 4, 1935 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Lionel Fitzgerald and Ethel Constance (Brennan) Kenney.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University California-Berkeley, 1957. Juris Doctor, University California-Berkeley, 1960.


    • Associate Miller, Osborne Miller & Bartlett, San Mateo, California, 1962-1964. Partner Tormey, Kenney & Cotchett, 1965-1967, Cochrane Road Self Storage, since 1996, Marina Business Center, since 1998. President William F. Kenney, Inc., San Mateo, since 1968.

      General partner All American Self Storage, since 1985, Second St. Self Storage, 1990-1996. President The Positive Edge, since 2000.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1961., United States Supreme Court, 1971.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Trustee San Mateo City School District, 1971-1979, president, 1972-1974. President March of Dimes, 1972-1973. Board directors Boys Club San Mateo, 1972-1990, Samaritan House, 1989-2006, Lesley Foundation, 1992-2004.

    With United States Army, 1960-1962. Member State Bar of California (taxation committee 1973-1976), San Mateo County Bar Association (board directors 1973-1975), California Association Realtors (legal affairs committee since 1978), San Mateo C. of Chamber (board directors 1987-1993), Self Storage Association (western region, president 1989-1990, national board directors 1990-1997, national v.p 1994-1995, president 1996), Rotary (president 1978-1979), Elks (exalted ruler 1974-1975).Self Storage Association Foundation(board governors, 2009, chiar, since 2010).


    • Married Susan Elizabeth Langfitt, May 5, 1962. Children: Anne, Carol, James.
    • father: Lionel Fitzgerald Kenney
    • mother: Ethel Constance (Brennan) Kenney
    • spouse: Susan Elizabeth Langfitt
    • children: Anne Kenney
    • Carol Kenney
    • James Kenney
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